Famous person as patient?

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Have you ever had a famous person as a patient in hospital or clinic? You need not say the reason for their visit for sake of confidentiality, if they are still living. Did they expect or receive special or unique attention?

Were they humble or pretentious?

caliotter3

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The individual and their family were very nice. It was the behavior of my employer that needed adjustment.

MarkMyWords

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Specializes in nursing ethics.

Who was it?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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13 minutes ago, Mywords1 said:

Who was it?

You do realize that for someone to reveal that would be a HIPAA violation, correct?

Wuzzie

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27 minutes ago, Mywords1 said:

You need not say the reason for their visit for sake of confidentiality,

You can't even say their name.

Davey Do

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Back in the early 90's, a fella who called himself "Jesus the Prince of Peace" was a patient at Anomaly State Hospital.

He told me that if I opened the door and let him out, he would make love to his girlfriend and there would be "worldly peace".

I told the patient that as much as I would really really like to, I had to keep my job.

I wondered out loud if I prevented world peace for the sake of my job.

Who knows?

I mean: really?

Davey Do

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9 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

You can't even say their name.

Wuzzie, do you mean their name is "Ineffable"?

Wuzzie

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3 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

uzzie, do you mean their name is "Ineffable"?

Or "Voldemort". ?

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

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1 hour ago, caliotter3 said:

The individual and their family were very nice. It was the behavior of my employer that needed adjustment.

^THIS. The way employers act over celebrities, or even just "VIP" people who might know someone in executive management absolutely disgusts me.

Tweety, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 31 years experience.

I took care of a MBA baseball picture that was in town playing. He was extremely nice and didn't expect any special treatment other than to be kept away from reporters as he was leaving.

Not a celebrity but I took care of a state congressman and he was a butthole and treated me like I was an idiot servant, rather than an educated professional.

brownbook

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2 hours ago, Tweety said:

I took care of a MBA baseball picture that was in town playing.

I love auto correct. What type of restoration did the picture require ?.

Tweety, BSN, RN

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2 hours ago, brownbook said:

I love auto correct. What type of restoration did the picture require ?.

Damn...LOL